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Phil Bredesen on Education

Democratic TN Governor

 


New reforms: student achievement to evaluate teacher

I want now to talk for a moment with the teachers in our state. I do understand that some of the changes we have made, especially those regarding the use of student achievement in teacher evaluation, cause some of you concern. I've talked with a lot of teachers these past few weeks. Some hate these changes, some love them, many are concerned but waiting to see. I want you to know that I understand and respect your concerns, and understand that teaching is a profession that has many more dimensions than can be measured by a student's performance on a written test. I also understand that there are many factors beyond your control; the influence of home and parents, and the personalities of the students themselves. Let's work together to find an approach that is both fair to your teaching profession and which gives our citizens confidence that the money they have invested in our schools is being used well.
Source: Tennessee 2010 State of the State Address , Feb 1, 2010

$48M for state colleges for tuition, & $10M scholarships

To support a comprehensive strategy on education, Bredesen made the following proposals to the General Assembly:
Source: 2007 State of the State address to Tennessee legislature , Feb 5, 2007

Raise teacher pay;expand pre-K

I believe education is Tennessee’s fundamental priority. It’s the key to growing a strong economy, ensuring future success for our children and improving the quality of life for all Tennesseans. My top priorities include:
Source: 2006 Gubernatorial website, bredesen.com, “Issues” , Nov 7, 2006

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